More than 224,000 people cast their ballot in the UK National Bird Vote with robin taking 34%, followed by barn owl and...#
More than 224,000 people cast their ballot in the UK National Bird Vote with robin taking 34%, followed by barn owl and blackbird, at 12% and 11%. Ornithologist David Lindo - who launched the campaign - said the robin was "entwined into our national psyche" as a "Christmas card pin-up". The recently-appointed environment minister, Rory Stewart, said: "The robin is synonymous with the British countryside and I’m delighted that so many people voted in the poll to name it their favourite bird."
to cast, cast, cast one's ballot/voter – robin/rouge-gorge - barn owl/chouette effraie, effraie des clochers, dame blanche – blackbird/merle - to launch/lancer - to entwine/entrelacer, imbriquer (to be entwined/ici, être profondément ancré) - to appoint/nommer – countryside/campagne – delighted/ravi, enchanté (to be delighted/se réjouir) – poll/scrutin, élection, vote